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Praise for Pakistani food but silence on terror won’t help & German envoy must know that

Reassuring bad governments that all is well is diplomatic equivalent of a doctor telling a diabetic he needn’t limit his sugar intake.
Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena | @MaithripalaS

Sri Lanka’s human rights diplomacy is a sham & you can blame its political elites

The Sri Lankan government has used Human Rights Council resolutions to deflect international pressure and deceive the global community.
Security personnel stand guard along a road during restrictions in Downtown Srinagar

IPS officer to take up post at Indian Army HQ to deal with human rights issues

Approved under a plan called 'Reorganisation of the Army headquarters', the move is part of a major restructuring of the armed forces.
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Why even an ex-IAS officer like Shah Faesal sympathises with murderers of his kith and kin

Every 2-3 years Kashmir has a collective call of conscience. Most entertaining are the ones from wannabe conflict entrepreneurs selling pipe dreams.
Congress protest against Government

NHRC asks UP’s Yogi Adityanath govt to protect Unnao rape victim

The girl has accused the state of harassing her and her family, and says she is under pressure to withdraw rape case against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
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Kumaraswamy refuses to apologise for ‘shoot mercilessly’ comment over death of JDS worker

Kumaraswamy refuses to apologise for ‘shoot mercilessly’ comment over death of JDS worker
File photo of Gul Bukhari | ThePrint

Abduct me, bully me, chase me out, but I still love Pakistan and won’t shut up

Pakistani columnist Gul Bukhari writes about loving Pakistan, but not blindly.
Barkha Dutt and Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

Barkha Dutt, my Right-wing friends helped me without seeking publicity: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

I’m not a victim and will never adopt the professional victimhood you, Barkha Dutt, seek refuge in so often. 
Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi | @PTIofficial/Twitter

Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Maneka most Googled person in Pakistan in 2018

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Human rights minister says US ignoring religious intolerance in India, andanti-graft body puts Shahbaz Sharif’s son on no-fly list.
File image of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US Vice-President Mike Pence chides Aung Sang Suu Kyi on human rights in tense meeting

Mike Pence told Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi that the tragedy in her country, Myanmar, had "touched the hearts of millions of Americans".

On Camera

File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.